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Top Tips to Tailgate in your SUV or Truck

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 15th, 2007 1:40am

Tailgating: In North America, a tailgate party is an often celebratory social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle. Tailgate parties usually occur in the parking lots at stadiums and arenas before, and occasionally after, sporting events. People attending such a party are said to be tailgating. Often, people participate even if their vehicles do not have tailgates. A tailgate party may include ...


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There’s FINANCING, And Then There’s SPECIAL FINANCING

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 15th, 2007 1:21am

Special financing? Whatever is that? Well, it is how it sounds. Special financing is financing set up for individuals with ‘special’ credit. Special financing means higher interest rates, pre-set prices by the banks on vehicles, fees paid by the dealer, and sometimes required down payments. That’s what special financing means to the banks and the dealership. But what does it mean to the consumer? In the industry, ...


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2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Promises to be Fuel Economy Leader

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 12th, 2007 8:14pm

Saturn promises that its all-new 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line hybrid will have a fuel economy rating of 25 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. Offering as many as 585 miles on just one tank of fuel under optimal conditions, this compact SUV could just have the best highway mileage of any sport utility vehicle currently on sale. Saturn has announced that the Vue Green Line will have a ...


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Schwarzenegger Bans Smoking in California Cars with Kids

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 12th, 2007 8:11pm

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that will make it an infraction to smoke in a vehicle if someone under age 18 is present. California motorists will risk fines of up to $100 next year if they are caught smoking in cars with passengers under the age of 18. The ban, which takes effect January 1, 2008, makes California the third state to protect children from secondhand smoke in vehicles, and is among a ...


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Check Vehicle Lights Before Daylight Savings Time Ends

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 12th, 2007 8:06pm

The end of Daylight Savings Time happens in most parts of the United States on Nov. 4 and creates unfamiliar driving conditions that can be hazardous without proper vehicle lighting. The Car Care Council recommends vehicle lights be checked before the clocks “fall back” to help ensure safe driving, especially during dusk and peak evening traffic hours. A vehicle’s lighting system includes ...


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Is a Hybrid or an SUV greener? Well, that depends...

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 11th, 2007 10:20pm

This week I happened to chance upon two situations of people debating their relative environmental impacts, with each side thinking she is more eco-friendly. In both cases, one party owns a more efficient vehicle while the other insists she lives a lower impact lifestyle overall despite having a less efficient vehicle. So in this post, I will compare the vehicle usage patterns of two drivers – one a hybrid ...


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Women in Motorsports Blog Carnival October 11th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 11th, 2007 10:06pm

It's that time again! Time for AskPatty.com to take a trot through the blogosphere and see which of our favorite females in motorsports are making news. From NASCAR to Off-Track Road Racing, we've got you covered. USAC driver and daughter of racing veteran Warren Mockler, Stephanie Mockler was presented with the 2007 Kara Hendrick Award in “Women in the Winner’s Circle” celebration. It was ...


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Brainiac Britney Spears To Face Hit-and-Run Charges

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 11th, 2007 9:18pm

A judge has ordered Britney Spears to be booked in her hit-and-run case. According to an article at Yahoo! Music, Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Rebecca Omens has ordered the pop star to appear at a Los Angeles police station before her October 25 court date. Maybe the disastrous diva will be wearing prison stripes for Halloween? Apparently, Spears must be photographed and fingerprinted in relation to the ...


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Ford Supports Breast Cancer Awareness with its Warriors in Pink Programs

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 10th, 2007 11:29pm

As we've seen recently illustrated by our own community members, Ford's "Warrior in Pink" program offers lady car fans a way to indulge their automotive need for speed while also showing their support of breast cancer awareness. Besides a perfectly pink accessorized Mustang, Ford supports breast cancer awareness in a broad variety of ways. Ford's "Warrior in Pink" awareness program ...


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11 New Car Buying Tips from AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 9th, 2007 11:50pm

The fall is one of the best times of year to get the best deal on makes and models in stock at dealerships as the 2008 models move onto dealer showrooms. If you are planning to shop soon for a new car or truck, here are 11 tips to help you get the best possible deal. A new car is second only to a home as the most expensive purchase many consumers make. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the ...


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